The Last Romanov
By Dora Levy Mossanen
(Sourcebooks Landmark, Paperback, 9781402265945, 368pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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- When we first meet Darya, we see her waking from sleep and covered in clouds of butterflies. The messenger at her door asks questions seemingly designed to let us know how others fear her—believing she is a sorceress—and are also in awe of her due to her rumored connections to a monarchy from so long ago; it seems like a fairy tale. How does this introduction set the tone of the story and present the threads of magical realism weaving through the history?